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Spirit of the Wolf Festival to celebrate Native American culture

Spirit of the Wolf Festival to celebrate Native American culture

For the seventh year, the Spirit of the Wolf Festival on Aug. 27 and 28 will be open to anyone who wants to enjoy Native American culture.

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

Lois Hill and Catherine “Kay” Audette have been work friends for the past 25 years as white caps at Saratoga Race Course.

Princetown church celebrates two centuries of worship

Princetown church celebrates two centuries of worship

Most people looking for a fresh start in the New World wouldn’t have picked Currie’s Bush to call home.

Bayou Café offers Cajun cuisine in down-home style

Bayou Café offers Cajun cuisine in down-home style

Our amiable and helpful server at Bayou Café told us everything on the menu was “fantastic,” and she was right. Our food was outstanding, and the Cajun cuisine was a nice change from the usual fare.

NYRA looks to create better bettors

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA looks to create better bettors

Placing a bet on horse racing is like making a pick on a March Madness game. Some people choose based on a color or name they like, while others make a selection based on statistics and knowledge of the sport.

Capital Region charities the real winners in softball tourney

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region charities the real winners in softball tourney

There was something strange about the outfield fence at this year’s F.O.P. 8, the annual charity softball tournament hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35.

Don't-miss lessons from a family that excels at frugality

Don't-miss lessons from a family that excels at frugality

Rob and Sam Fatzinger, lifelong residents of Bowie, Maryland, lead a single-income family in one of the country's most expensive regions. Rob's income never topped $50,000 until he was 40; he's now 51 and earns just north of $100,000 as a software tester.

New York City’s fight against Zika turns to sexual transmission

New York City’s fight against Zika turns to sexual transmission

While mosquitoes are the primary carriers of the virus, which has swept across the Americas and the Caribbean, infecting tens of thousands of people and causing devastating birth defects in more than 1,800 newborns, health officials are concerned that the threat of sexual transmission remains little understood, largely underpublicized and worryingly underestimated.

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

MALTA

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

The power! The passion! The pride! Race car fans at Albany-Saratoga Speedway know all three.

Don't-miss lessons from a family that excels at frugality

Don't-miss lessons from a family that excels at frugality

Rob and Sam Fatzinger, lifelong residents of Bowie, Maryland, lead a single-income family in one of the country's most expensive regions.

Avoid a humid bad hair day with these tips

CAPITAL REGION

Avoid a humid bad hair day with these tips

With the humidity rising above 84 percent today, the walk from your car into the office can be enough to wreck havoc on your hairdo.

Where to eat outside in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Where to eat outside in Saratoga Springs

The warm sun kissing your face, a breeze blowing through your hair. Outdoor dining, that oh-too-brief summer pleasure, is one of Saratoga Springs' main attractions.

Look up for Perseid meteor shower Thursday night

Look up for Perseid meteor shower Thursday night

There might be an enhancement of the annual Perseid meteor shower this year.

Flavors of the Brazil Olympics

Flavors of the Brazil Olympics

In London’s Southbank Centre, the 2016 Rio Olympics party started long before the opening ceremony.

Digging for facts about your house?

Digging for facts about your house?

Homeowners in “Old Niskayuna” are in agreement. The Stockade and the GE Realty Plot aren’t the only neighborhoods with interesting house histories.

DMV warns: Don't take a selfie while driving

ALBANY

DMV warns: Don't take a selfie while driving

It takes roughly two seconds to look at a phone and take a selfie — the same amount of time it takes for a car speeding down the highway to travel about 180 feet.

Burger King takes aim at Chipotle lovers with the 'Whopperito'

Burger King takes aim at Chipotle lovers with the 'Whopperito'

BK is looking to woo Chipotle devotees with their new Whopper burrito.

At Olde Bryan Inn, the Mug Club tradition dates back to 1979

At Olde Bryan Inn, the Mug Club tradition dates back to 1979

When newcomers walk into the Olde Bryan Inn, the first thing they do is look up at the ceiling. “Wow! What’s that? People are amazed,” says general manager Jason Lynch.

New life for old tools at Colonie store

New life for old tools at Colonie store

Is your basement or garage packed with old tools? If you donate them to the Tool Box in Colonie, you can tidy up and lend a hand to senior citizens at the same time.

Activists hatch a major victory

Begrudgingly, the industry group that represents 95 percent of domestic egg producers says a cage-free future is a fait accompli.

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